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2023-24 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybersecurity BAS


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The BAS in Cybersecurity will provide students with a foundation of theoretical and technical knowledge in cybersecurity. This degree prepares graduates to monitor and maintain system security solutions, including legal, regulatory and internal compliance solutions. Graduates will be able to translate security policy into technical architectures. In addition, this program prepares students for system administration tasks which include interoperation, automation, virtualization, and storage.

Additional details can be found at bellevuecollege.edu/cybersecurity.

Learning Outcomes

Program graduates should be able to:

  • Apply a broad understanding of Cybersecurity, creative problem-solving techniques and systems thinking to develop organizational solutions
  • Work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams to apply information technology in support of organizational goals
  • Identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation, implementation and administration of technology systems
  • Work efficiently and effectively applying sound project management techniques and professional communication skills
  • Analyze the local and global impact of Cybersecurity on individuals, organizations, and society and apply sustainable business practices
  • Apply best practices and standards, conform to legal and regulatory standards, and apply appropriate ethical considerations including respect for privacy and intellectual property

Program Eligibility

Individuals must have:

  • Associate degree in an information technology or computer science-related field from a regionally accredited institution, or
  • Program Prerequisites or equivalent credits that represent the combination of program admission required courses and other college-level credits
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, with a minimum grade of C in all prerequisite courses
  • At least 20-21 credits of general education requirements are completed as part of the associate’s degree

Degree Requirements

Completion of all required courses as shown in the worksheet for each corresponding concentration.
In addition to eligibility requirements, students must also achieve the following:

  • Complete General Education Requirements, Elective Credits, and BAS Degree Requirement with a grade of “C” or better
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework taken at BC and the courses applied to the degree, including credits transferred from other colleges
  • At least 45 quarter credits for the degree must be completed in residence at BC, of which 30 credits must be upper-division
  • Courses may be subject to minimum grade requirements and prerequisites. 

Application Process

To be considered for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity prospective students must submit the following:

  • Complete Bellevue College general admission application form
  • Pay admissions and placement fee
  • Complete application forms
  • Check the program’s website for more information
  • For students planning to transfer credits to Bellevue College, submit official transcripts from regionally accredited college(s) and transfer credit request form to the BC Evaluations Office

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES (20-21 CR)


Students may be admitted with an associate degree in IT or a CS-related field or with 65 equivalent credits that represent the combination of program admission required courses and other college-level credits.

Students who don’t have an associate degree in an IT-related field from Bellevue College should contact the program manager for technical prerequisite courses. Technical credits may not be accepted if more than 3 years old. These requirements may be substituted for specialized experience (see Program Manager). Math credits may not be accepted if more than 5 years old. Math classes more than 5 years old may be accepted based on Math placement test results (see Program Manager).

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (40-41 CREDITS)


ELECTIVE CREDITS (15 CREDITS)


  • Any college-level credits (100-level or above) not used for any other degree requirement.

TOTAL: 180-182 CREDITS


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